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Rock Eagle offers spring Camp EcoAdventure

EATONTON – Rock Eagle 4-H Environmental Education Program will host another session of Camp EcoAdventure this spring. Campers will explore the wonder of the natural environment with hands-on, action packed adventures. This spring break camp will take place April 1st-5th, and is open to ages 6-11. Pa


Trees down, roads closed, thousands without power across Georgia

PICKENS COUNTY, Ga. - Rain and storms caused major problems across parts of north Georgia Tuesday – and the issues are continuing Wednesday morning. Strong winds caused trees to come down, bringing power lines with them. There are more than 5,300 Georgia Power customers without power as of 6 a.m. We


Putnam Co. dual enrollment student wins Beta welding competition

EATONTON, Ga. — Putnam County High School (PCHS) dual enrollment student, Annabell Sapp, put new-fashioned welding skills to the test for the 80th annual Senior Beta Convention held in January for Georgia’s high school Beta clubs.


Sheriff: Georgia firefighter stole from burning home

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Deputies in Coweta County have arrested a firefighter after they say he went into a burning house to steal from the homeowner. According to the Coweta County deputy's report, fire crews were called to a home on Cannon Road in Sharpsburg, Georgia the night of Jan.


Movie Company in Georgia Cited by U.S. Dept of Labor for

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Eye Productions Inc. for failing to protect employees from hazards while filming a television show in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. Proposed penalties total $9,472.


4-H'ers earn district honors

VALDOSTA — Fourteen Lowndes County 4-H’ers traveled to Eatonton to participate in Southwest District Junior/Senior District Project Achievement at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center.


WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Flash flood watch issued for metro Atlanta

» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page. A flood watch for northwest Georgia was replaced with a flash flood watch at noon, and it now includes all of metro Atlanta.


Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On Feb. 11 a 13-year-old male was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass at a Whispering Lakes Trail residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her juvenile son was being unruly and damaging the house. Officers arrived and found that the child had barricaded hi


UPDATE: Tree falls on vehicles entering Emory University Hospital parking deck

A tree fell on two vehicles entering an Emory University Hospital parking deck Wednesday morning, officials confirmed. The tree came down over the entrance ramp to the deck on Lowergate Drive, which is on the corner of Clifton Road near the university’s main campus, DeKalb fire Capt. Dion Bentley to


Georgia man sentenced in nearly $800K theft from Texas city

HOUSTON (AP) -- A Georgia man has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for a bogus invoice scam that cost a Central Texas city nearly $800,000. Derrick Ervin of Atlanta was sentenced Tuesday to 77 months behind bars in the email scheme targeting the city of Bryan. A judge in Houst

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Teen arrested following mass shooting threats against South Georgia preschool

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Colquitt County Sheriff's Office Investigators say they've arrested a teenage boy from Colquitt County High School after he threatened to carry out a shooting spree at an unidentified preschool.


Historic chapel fire ruled ‘accidental’

EATONTON, Ga. — A fire that damaged the historic chapel at Rock Eagle in Putnam County last Friday has been ruled accidental by state fire investigators. “Investigators in the Georgia Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office have ruled this fire accidental and believe it to (have been) caused by rodents ch


Georgia Authorities Nearing End Of Investigation In Case Of Woman Who Died While Attending Overnight Party

Tamla Horsford was found dead on Nov. 4, 2018, while attending an overnight party, raising questions and accusations of foul play online. Tamla Horsford was found dead in the backyard area of a home in north Forsyth, Georgia on Nov. 4, 2018, and since then her death has sparked questions online, lea


Authorities seize 140 pounds of marijuana in south Georgia

VALDOSTA, Ga. - A man is accused of transporting 140 pounds of marijuana when he was pulled over last week in south Georgia, the Valdosta Daily Times reported. Armondo Padron-Ramirez is charged with felony trafficking, Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk told the newspaper.


For Georgia gardeners, February means it’s time to talk about the trees and the bees

Georgia’s Arbor Day celebration, Feb. 16, was a great time for Georgians to show some love for the state’s pollinators by planting trees that help support their habitat, said Becky Griffin, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension School and Community Garden coordinator.


Could Georgia End Up With Its Own Blackface Scandal?

In 1832, playwright and peformer Thomas Dartmouth Rice used theatrical make-up to create a supposedly black character. The character's name was Jim Crow. That name later came to represent a system of extra-judicial terror and racial segregation laws that ended in 1965, but the recent political crisi


Harrisburg community excited for after-school program in Milledgeville

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ga. — Some people living in a Baldwin County community are excited to see a new after-school program in their own neighborhood. Sabrina Burse spoke to some homeowners and volunteers in the Harrisburg Road area to see why they say the program will hopefully prepare students for a brig


Six Flags Over Georgia hosts hiring event for 2019 season

Six Flags Over Georgia announced a hiring event for numerous positions at the park for the 2019 season. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Six Flags Over Georgia is hiring on the spot for positions in admissions, aquatics, culinary, catering, entertainment, games and


A CLOSER LOOK: New Georgia DUI ruling

SAVANNAH, Ga., (WSAV) - The Georgia Supreme Court overturns a law that allowed a driver's refusal to take a breathalyzer to be used as evidence against them. The court agreed on Monday that it violates the state's constitutional protection against self-incrimination.


Drive-by shooting being investigated at The Manor

A 37-year-old man is lucky he wasn’t injured after someone fired several shots at him while he was sitting on the porch of an apartment building Sunday afternoon at The Milledgeville Manor Apartments, local authorities say.